SEE UKRAINE: FILMS

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UKRAINE, 2014, 77 MIN
Living Fire
Director Ostap Kostyuk

Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs (Canada)
Best Documentary Award of the 18th Olympia International Film Festival (2015) (Greece)
The American Cinematographer Award for Best Cinematography at Salem Film Fest 2016 (USA)

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Ostap Kostyuk
Was born in 1979 in Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk region. Graduated from the History Department of the Ivan Franko National University in Lviv and the acting studio of Les Kurbas Theater. Worked as an actor at Les Kurbas Lviv Academic Theater and at the Song Workshop Artistic Center. He is also a musician and the co-author of such music projects as BAI. Hutsul Mystery, Banda Arkan,Tatosh Banda and Hych Orkestr.

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Ukraine, Latvia, germany 2015, 85 min

Ukrainian Sheriffs
Director Roman Bondarchuk

Special Jury Prize at IDFA (The Netherlands)
Grand Prix of Docs Against Gravity (Poland)

Like a bird, the Ukrainian flag flies along perched on the car of two affable "sheriffs" deputized by the mayor of a village in southern Ukraine. There's a sly bum whose gift is not to work. There's a guy who puts an anaconda in his woman's shed. The advent of Euromaidan, and draft-dodgers abound. Town folks are dipping in icy water and laughing, but are they divided in their loyalty? These sheriffs are taking you along for the ride.
Roman Bondarchuk
Graduated from the Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Film, and Television University. His teacher was Yuriy Illenko, one of the founders of the school of Ukrainian Poetic Cinema. Roman has created a number of short films, documentaries, and music videos. He has written several pieces of fiction, and has participated in photography and contemporary art exhibitions. As a documentary director, he has collaborated with MDR, ZDF, Arte, and other TV channels. In 2015 he finished his first feature-length documentary, Ukrainian Sheriffs.

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Double-bill (110 min): two films by Serhiy Bukovsky depicting Ukraine
during Perestroika and the beginning of independence.
Ukraine, 1987, 20 min
Tomorrow Is a Holiday
Director Serhiy Bukovsky
The debut film by Serhiy Bukovsky gave birth to a new critical wave of Ukrainian non-fiction films. Having received a request to create a film with a seemingly hopeless topic, which has long been overused by Soviet propaganda – the life of a provincial poultry plant – Bukovsky unexpectedly created a film about the deep social crisis of Soviet society. Instead of the typical presentation of socialist work, the film demonstrates the day-to-day dead-end lives of working women, whose social status strips them of any prospects for a better life.

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Ukraine, 2016, 63 min
Leading Role
Director Serhiy Bukovsky
The film is about the director's mother, the movie actress Nina Antonova. Now she is 80. She has had hundreds of roles – big and small. It is a personal story about an honest and sad life, about self-sacrifice and freedom. Real fame as an actress came to her only once in her life. It was the leading role in the first Soviet colour TV series Varka's Land. That was 45 years ago…
Serhiy Bukovsky
Was born in 1960. Studied directing in the film Department at the Karpenko-Karyi State University of Theatrical Arts in Kyiv. Аfter serving in the army, he worked at the Ukrainian documentary film studio for more than a decade. During his 35-year film career, Bukovsky has made around 40 films. Now Sergey Bukovsky is an independent film director, and a lecturer at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv. In 2014 he created the Sergey Bukovsky film programme for young filmmakers.

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UKRAINE, 2017, 11 MIN
The Fall of Lenin
Director Svitlana Shymko
An ironic documentary film about the farewell to the phantoms of the USSR in Ukraine.The spiritual session with the ghost of Lenin guides us through our past, present and future. The film presents the dawn and the twilight of idols, and the curious afterlife of history's ghosts.It is inspired by laws adopted in 2015 by the parliament of Ukraine which condemn the Soviet totalitarian regime and ban the use of Communist symbols. This film was created with the financial support by British Council as part of the Guardian Goes Ukraine project.
Svitlana Shymko
Аn independent director an independent director. She is a graduate of the DocNomads international MA program in documentary filmmaking. She was also a finalist in The Guardian Goes Ukraine contest. She works on political, social and feminist topics in documentary cinema. was shown at numerous international festivals and received a special mention award at Docudays UA in 2015. Svitlana is working on developing political, social, and feminist topics in documentary cinema.

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A screening of the Soviet silent black-and-white movie The Eleventh Year,
accompanied with live music performance by composer Anton Baibakov and pianist Yulia Vash.
Ukrainian SSR, 1928, 42 min
The Eleventh Year
Director: Dziga Vertov (David (Denis) Kaufman)
The Eleventh Year is a documentary based on Soviet newsreels shot during the 1920s, telling the story of the construction of socialism. It is the first film Dziga Vertov shot in Ukraine. The eleventh year of Soviet rule was a period of industrialization, and also saw the construction of DniproHES and other giants of Soviet industry. The director intentionally focused on this non-anniversary year to avoid holiday shows and official government celebrations. The camera focuses on only the most important thing, which is work – the tireless construction of a new socialist reality in Ukraine. On February 28th, 1928, Dziga Vertov said that The Eleventh Year was written directly by the movie camera, without the mediation of a script, and that the camera had replaced the writer's pen. This allowed Vertov to claim that he had invented a pure cinematic language (at the same time deeply socialist), in which the camera deals directly with the raw material of the facts.
Dziga Vertov
Was born in Bialystok, Poland, studied music and enrolled in the St. Petersburg Neurological Institute in 1916. He worked on the first Soviet newsreel, Kinonedelia (1918-1919), then on subsequent newsreel series. He was a Soviet pioneer documentary film and newsreel director, as well as a cinema theorist. His filming practices and theories influenced the cinéma vérité style of documentary movie-making and the Dziga Vertov Group which was founded by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin in the 1960s.
Anton Baibakov
Was born in 1983. He has been composing since 1998. In 2005 Anton graduated from the Ivan Karpenko-Kary National Theatre, Cinema and Television University in Kyiv. He has worked as a sound director on TV, radio and film post-production, and as a sound designer and composer for features, documentary films and commercials. As an independent musician he constantly works with well-known Ukrainian bands (DakhaBrakha, Katya Chilly). In 2011 he won two prizes for best soundtracks at Ibiza International Film Festival, Spain (I'm not telling by Igor Kopylov) and the Open Night Film Festival, Ukraine (Hoydalka by Serhiy Myronenko).
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